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house? >> reporter: biden became a u.s. senator when ryan turned three. and ran for president twice. he's been on many debate stages before. >> there's nothing like standing up before 20, 30, 40, 50, 70 million people. >> reporter: but bidesen also a nonstop talker prone to putting his foot in his mouth. which ryan can exploit as he did last week. >> vice president biden just today said that the middle class over the last four years has been quote buried. we agree. >> reporter: on "face the nation" today there was no shortage of debate advice for both men. >> i think paul ryan has to address some specific questions about his budget plan. but he also has to make it clear that it's his budget plan. mitt romney's plan is the one that is going to implement in the white house. >> biden is going to have to be aggressive in this debate. that's not an easy thing to calibrate. you can go overboard here. and he's opposing a young, earnest guy that's like a boy scout. >> reporter: now a lot of democrats think that the president's performance hast week won't really change the trajectory of this rac
will they drop? also tonight, terror suspects with major ties to al qaeda are finally on u.s. soil and facing prosecution. elaine quijano with that report. >> reporter: is it fair to say you felt as though they were asking you to be a participant in fraud? >> absolutely. >> axelrod: charges from a whistleblower. what's behind cass strosk breaks in water pipes across the country? sharyl attkisson investigates. and christian cheerleaders. will a judge allow them to root for their public high school football team in texas with verses from the bible? >> it does portray our freedom of speech, and that's always important because we need our rights. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> axelrod: good evening. i'm jim axelrod. many americans saw gas prices go up a bit this week. californians saw them skyrocket. nationally, the average stand at $3.81 a gallon, up roughly $.supper 2, but in california prices exploded to a record high average of $4.61 a gallon, up d.n.a that's a $.47 in a week and makes it the most expensive gas in the country. as john blackstone reports, this c
on the colorado ground game. and what happens to afghanistan's opium-growing region once the u.s. troops leave? kelly cobiella files a reporter's notebook. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." i'm margaret brennan. hurricane susan is churning its way up the east coast this evening, headed for landfall in the mid-atlantic region early next week, and a rendezvous with a wintry storm system from the west. here's the latest. sandy has already killed at least 58 people in the caribbean. a state of emergency has now been declared in nine states and the district of columbia. we have a team of correspondents standing by, and we begin with our hurricane consultant david bernard at our miami station wfor. >> reporter: good evening, margaret. not much change on the storm in intensity or the expected track. latest from the national hurricane center puts sandy at 75-mile-per-hour storm, 345 miles south of cape hatteras, north carolina, moving to the northeast at 13. based on that track, the best chance for significant windses, 58 miles per hour or greater, are going to be in the area
the debate's focus, the september 11 terrorist attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya, is expected to come up again. as sharyl attkisson reports, some are asking why american military help from outside libya never came. >> reporter: cbs news has been told that hours into the assault, an unmanned predator drone was sent over the u.s. mission in benghazi. it and other reconnaissance aircraft apparently observed the final hours of the protracted battle. a white house official won't detail the president's actions but told us at the start of the attack, military leaders look at available options and the ones we exercised had our military forces arrive in less than 24 hours, well ahead of timelines laid out in establishes policies. the official went on to add that a small group of reinforcements was sent from tripoli to benghazi, but declined to say how many or what time they arrived. that didn't help ambassador christopher stevens and three others who were killed. military sources tell cbs news that resources at nearby u.s. bases, sigonella, aviano, and souda bay, including planes which
to represent the u.s. at the united nations, on issues ranging from disarmament to world hunger. he launched a program with former republican presidential nominee bob dole in 2002 to provide education and food to poor children, in the u.s. and around the world. >> there is one problem that i am convinced we can lick, absolutely, and that's world hunger. >> reporter: mcgovern was awarded the presidential medal of freedom in 2000, and the world food prize in 2008. he stayed active until the end, backing then senator obama in the 2008 election. >> so let's seize that opportunity and vote to barack obama for a more hopeful world. >> and skydiving in 2010, celebrating his 88th birthday. >> how do you feel. >> i feel great. >> reporter: a prolific author, mcgovern wrote eight books including most recently what it means to be a democrat. almost no one knew better. bob orr, cbs news, washington. >> jeff: next america's 11 years in afghanistan. a report by david martin. >> jeff: after weeks of rumors that he was on death's door former cuban president fidel castro appeared in a photograph that was sho
to the u.s. from colombia 13 years ago. now a u.s. citizen, he owns a real estate business in las vegas, surviving one of the most depressed housing markets in the country. he supported president obama four years ago. >> we have to downsize. >> reporter: he too has grown disillusioned. what are governor romney's loopholes will romney close, what will he do about immigration? you're holding out making a decision? >> i'm still holding out, yes. >> reporter: that's why president obama was back in nevada today. both candidates are battling hard for this battleground state. on the ground to get out the vote, carpet bombing the airwaves with political ads. >> my plan will create 12 million new jobs over the next four years. >> it's not just going to generate more jobs, going to create one more million jobs, tell me how, where? >> today it could be obama, tomorrow it could be romney. i can't promise anything. >> reporter: peplowski and lopez both hope the debates will help them finally make up their minds. bill whitaker, cbs news, las vegas. >> glor: in afghanistan a fire fight today claimed t
-zawahiri urges muzz lums to wage holy war against u.s. and israel over the youtube video that mockedly the prophet muhammad and praises the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, plibbia, and calls for more protests at u.s. enemies. news that foreclosures dropped to the lowest level in five years. auto sales jumped to the highest level in five years. and yesterday, consumer confidence also increased, all signs that the economy is improving. but john blackstone reports that unemployment remains a concern, even if places you might not expect it to be. >> the new iphone 5. >> reporter: with each new product, each groundbreaking innovation, high-tech is an employment magnet. >> there is a hiring boom in silicon valley. >> reporter: kris stadelman helps high-tech workers find jobs. the tougher part is keeping those jobs. >> occupations are creating and destroyed here faster than anywhere else, just like new technologies are creating and destroyed faster here and replaced and become obsolete faster than anywhere else. >> reporter: so with every new round of hiring, there are also layoffs
hammering the president on the administration's handling of the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. jan crawford is in washington and has more on that, jan? >> well, jeff to say that the stakes are high in tuesday's town hall debate could well be an understatement. the president's performance of course in that first debate was widely criticized. romney surged in the polls and o now holds a slight lead over the president. >> under pressure to turn it around mr. obama will have to defend his response to last monday's attack in benghazi. which killed four americans including u.s. ambassador chris stevens. the administration is under increasing criticism for initially refusing to call the attacks terrorism. in an exchange with o bob schieffer on face the nation senator lindsey graham a senior member of the senate arms services committee was harsh. >> i think they have been misleading us but it finally caught up with us. >> schieffer: that is a very serious charge that you have just leveled, senator graham. are you saying that the administration deliberately mislead the american people to ma
of the u.s. senate is the second biggest contest on election day. right now democrats have a 53-47 majority. republicans need to pick up four seats to win control. as barry petersen tells us, one of the most vulnerable democratic seats is in montana where john tester, a working farmer, is seeking a second term. >> reporter: does this farm go back to your grandfather? >> yes. >> reporter: john tester is up at dawn, working the farm his family homesteaded in 1912. when he's not attending to his u.s. senate duties, he is here harvesting wheat. and a man who favors a $9 buzz cut knows a thing or two about close shaves. >> you win elections with shoe leather. >> reporter: he won a seat for the democrats in 2006 by the slimmest margin of any senate race that year. >> people are flat sick of the gridlock. washington d.c. is like a boat anchor on this economy right now because we're not working together, we're not getting things done. >> reporter: now his fight to keep that seat could make the difference between a senate held by the democrats or shifted to republican control. >> the government does
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